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North Pinellas military news for July 3

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Navy Seaman Zachary R. Wolanski, son of Cynthia M. Shafer of Palm Harbor, completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Wolanski completed a variety of training including classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations," an exercise that gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet.

Wolanski is a 2011 graduate of Azle High, Azle, Texas.

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Civilian Kyle A. Sullivan, a 2010 graduate of Allendale Academy, a virtual private school in Clearwater, enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Jacksonville.

The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, this program helps recruits ease into the transition from civilian to military life.

Sullivan will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy's Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.

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Air Force Airman Robert S. Shepard, son of Robert Shepard of Ocklawaha, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

He is a 2008 graduate of Allendale Academy, Clearwater.

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